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today the nobel prize committee awarded prices in science and physics. tomorrow they'll award chemistry. now it is time for the "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. . state department under fire. members of congress want answers over benghazi as vivid descriptions are revealed. buckeye battleground. 18 electoral votes explains why mitt romney is spending this week in ohio. and late breaking details on the 14-year-old pakistani blogger shot while getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc.
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on the campaign front, it is all about ohio. voters have been getting plenty of face time with president obama and mitt romney. both campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason? a new cnn orc international poll shows it is a close race for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% backing president obama, 47% for romney. made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile ohio's election chief has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new lieu that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocked the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back at the white house this morning.
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and nbc's tracie potts joins us with all the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the president dealing with romney closing the gap in a number of these battleground states, continues to say that the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> he said if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> he's focused on saving big
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bird. kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs. >> reporter: sesame's street now asked the obama campaign to pull the big bird ad, yet there are weightier questions here as congress looks in to whether the u.s. was warned of the deadly libya attack. >> twice in the six month lead up, you had bombings at our compound there in benghazi and it's 9/11 in libya. what other warnings do you need? >> reporter: warnings of trouble now for president obama, romney's closing the gap. the latest polls, reuters has them tied. gallup has romney up by two. pew has him up by four. and we were talking about the polls in the balgtd ground states. it also now looks like according to other polls that pennsylvania and michigan may no longer be safe bets for the president. lynn. >> all right, thanks. last night on the rachel maddow show, nate silver talks about just how close the candidates are in the polls. >> the whole good month that obama had in september between the convention and the 47% tape,
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you're now seeing the race as close as it's been all year. i'm a little skeptical that it's actually tied based on the fact that obama still seems to on have a lead in the majority of swing state polls. but romney, who a week or two ago go looked like his campaign might be dead in the water, now is very, very close. maybe the debate was the october surprise, although it wouldn't be the first time that a challenger did really well in the first televised debate. >> every night rachel maddow takes on the biggest stories of the day. watch her at 9:00 eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. a 70-year-old man has become the first person in florida to could i from the meningitis outbreak and that brings the death toll nationwide to 12. at least 119 people in ten states have been infected. and now two lawmakers say they'll write legislation giving the fda more you power over specialty pharmacies. like the one believed to be at the center of the outbreak.
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we do have an update this morning on the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operate order today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valley. in washington, the state department joined in the outrage. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wounded as well as their families. >> how to al qaeda and iraq. the terrorist group is reportedly rebuilding it strength in the after math of the u.s. troop withdrawal there last year. iraqi officials say that al qaeda has stepped up training camps in the western desert and has increased the number of attacks in iraq over the last few months. most of the militant fighters are thought to be former
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prisoners who were either released by iraqi authorities or escaped from jail. here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. we'll begin with an incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. a popular teacher was punched right in the face as he passed a group of teens. police say they do not believe the 50-year-old was attacked by one of his students. no arrest has been made. next a bizarre incident inside a florida charter school. parents rushed into check on their children after a 13-year-old jabbed 20 students with a gluco meter. it caused wounds to the victims' arms and neck. a maryland tv crew captured a case of bullying right on camera. the teen was actually being interviewed about bullies when he was attacked and then chased off by three students that bullied him in the past. school officials are investigating. a massachusetts junkyard owner proved one man's trash is another man's treasure. listen to this, he found
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$114,000 worth of savings bonds inside a chest he hauled to his junkyard. the bonds were then returned to the owner who was shocked to learn what was inside her mother's old chest. and finally in florida, it was a game of catch me if you can so to speak. city worker hes had a hard time wrank blink in a flock of swans. each year the birds are rounded up for medical exams, then checked out and vaccinated before being returneded to the lake. what's that over this from bill karins who has your weather channel forecast and apparently some opinions about that video. >> i just think you and i could do a better job. those are the worst two swan catchers i've ever seen. >> just dive in and grab on. >> i've never heard of swan catching, but that's a new one. very entertaining. good morning, everyone. we have a pretty quiet weather day out there. the exception in the great lakes. a cold rainy morning for you. also drizzle new york city down
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to new jersey. they got like two or three days in a row. but much of the nation very dry. northern plains is chilly, but great all the way through the southeast today. you'll see a very enjoyable fall day. the worst of it is definitely found here in the northern great lakes. that's where we have the cold front slicing through. the rain has moved through michigan overnight and now settling over toledo and detroit. chilly behind it. mild ahead of it. you can see the rain in detroit, give it another two hours of light rain and then it will be done. toledo, light rain going through now and then you should clear out in about an hour or so. new england will also see some of the showers from that cold front later today, but the big story is the cold temperatures, windchills in the 20s all through the northern plains and even chicago right now has a windchill of 32 degrees. a cold morning at the bus stop for sure for many, many kids. and as far as this afternoon go, we will warm it up. just a few showers. one more murky day for new england and areas around new york city. and tomorrow, i think you'll like it a lot better. >> i'll take that.
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thanks so much. coming up, over 7 million cars recalled. is yours one of them? jash welch out at fortune. and starbucks battles mom and pop store star barks. this one's for the dogs. business headlines are straight ahead. plus bill clinton's gift of gab earns him a not so official new title. we'll explain coming up in scrambled politics. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream...
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some of our big stories, a strange one involving a boston man arrested at l.a.x. during a stop on a flight home from japan. i.c.e. agents say he was wearing a bulletproof vest. flame retardant pants and carrying a smoke bomb in his luggage. and that's not all. this is just some of what else they allegedly found in his baggage. believe it or not, agents don't think he's a terrorist. an investigation continues. this morning the government will issue a warning that thousands of air bags replaced
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could be dangerous counterfeits. you'll be able to learn if your model is at risk. just go to new images of a 10-year-old little girl missing since friday. jessica origin jessica originalway was last seen walk home from classmates. more than 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. jerry sandusky's rambling denials were ignored by a judge tuesday as the convicted sex abuser was september nt to pris the rest of his life. and ammunition blew up at a russian dump tuesday. and now your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. played music before a rally for president obama in
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ohio. and he reminded the crowd about the controversy over funding for children's public television. >> may sound silly, you may laugh, but this is the theme song to my childhood and i want to play it for y'all. ♪ >> there you go. at another rally yesterday, former president bill clinton discussed being president obama's secretary of explaining stuff. >> at my age and hillary having a traveling job and all, i'm home wloalone a lot. i got time to figure out stuff. >> the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan tomorrow night is in danville, kentucky, which used to be a dry town where you couldn't buy any alcohol. the town is now being cleaned up and the debate is being promoted like a heavy weight title fight there. now adult beverages will be available in danville which
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could make for some rowdy crowds there. so drink responsibly. new photos of sarah palin looking very thin have grabbed attention online. but palin says she's just fine. and she's working with her family on a new fitness book. rainn wilson of the office did a comic video to encourage more people to get out and vote. he plays an election official who you weres away a funny talking voter from the old west. >> i careeth not where thou has traversed from. >> wilson is promoting the idea of voting day becoming a national holiday, but actually not all of this video was appropriate for tv, so to see the entire video, you can go to my facebook or twitter page. @lynn berry underscore. and then m berry. and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. and now your first look at how
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wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13473 after dropping 110 points yesterday. the s&p fell 14, the nasdaq sank 47. taking a look overseas, in tokyo, the nikkei plunged 173 points while in hong kong, the hang seng lost 17. so how will investors react to the unofficial start to earnings season? after the bell, alcoa lowered its 2012 outlook for aluminum demand but reported slightly better than expected earnings and revenue. also yum brands said it saw strong quarterly sales in china. the international monetary fund says global financial risks have risen in the past six months. that's thanks mostly to the eurozone debt crisis. on tuesday, protests got heated in greece as german chancellor angela merkel pledged her support for strict austerity measures there. this morning toyota is recalling nearly 7.a 5 million
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vehicles worldwide to replace defects in power window switches in more than a dozen models nearly 2.5 million in the u.s. the u.s. is suing we also far go for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for what it claims is more than a decade's worth of mortgage fraud. jack welch, the former head of general electric, will no longer contribute to reuters news and fortune magazine. welch's decision comes in the wake of controversy sparked by a tweet he sent last week suggesting the white house manipulated job numbers for political gain. a doggy daycare outside of chicago has stepped in it with the nation's coffee chain. starbucks is asking star barks to change it name and its logo so that customers aren't confused. and could these shoes be coming to a shoe store near you some us ladies hope not. the so-called scary beautiful heels are backwards so it makes
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the feet point straight down like a ballerina. the designer says the shoes are a commentary on today's impossible standards of beauty. and apparently impossible to walk in. san francisco stays alive, a bountygate update, and the space jump will have to wait. plus the athletics steal game three from the tigers. that's all coming up in sports. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. yeah. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman. maybe it's a misprint. does it look like a misprint? ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪ ask an allstate agent about the safe driving bonus check. are you in good hands? so i switched to tide total care to keep all my colors looking great. and by all her colors she means... black.
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good morning. in sports, san francisco and oakland win to force a game four in both series. we're going to begin in cincinnati though. with two outs and two on in the top of the tenth, the giants joaquin arias hits a grounder to third, but reds infielder scott rolen bobbles the ball giving arias enough time to beat the throw to first as the go-ahead run scores for a 2-1 giants victory. to oakland now where the athletics player hit and rbi single in the first inning and seth smith belted a home run to right center in the bottom of the fifth giving oakland a 2-1 victory over the tigers. aside from the two big hits the a's relied on their pitching and defense. back in the top of the second, oakland outfield coco crisp makes a leaping grab to rob a would-be home run by prince fielder. well, to football now, nfl commissioner roger goodell reduced the bounty related suspensions of two new orleans saints players. linebacker scott fujita's three game suspension has been reduced to one.
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and defensive end anthony hargrove's eight game penalty has been trimmed to seven. felix baumgartner's death defying sky dive from 23 miles above earth has been postponed due to gusty winds. so we will keep you posted on that. what is up with that? gusty winds? hey, i know who to ask about that. bill karins. you know all about gusty winds. >> hot air balloons -- >> get it? >> i do, i do. full of hot air. yeah. one of us. if you're in new england today, bring the umbrella. light rain and showers. eventually all of this rain back here from detroit to north will sweep through new york state and northern thunk. so a period of some rain as the cold front slides on through. it will be another gray day out there. temperatures aren't all that cold, we'll still be in the 60s. a little warmer than yesterday. and if we get any sunshine
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especially from philadelphia southwards, we'll get 70 degrees ahead of that front. and then tomorrow the cool air will really arrive and notice it tomorrow morning at this time. so today, only a high of 49 in chicago. so there is cold air out there and as i mentioned, that sweeps to the eastern seaboard come tomorrow. a lot of sunshine, but chillier. >> all right, bill, thanks. kim and can yeah on the hunt. julian as sanction's strange house guest. s plus a new celebrity sex tape scandal emerges and this one has a strange twist. entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. i got your campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot. the giants don't have a mascot! ohhh! eat up! new jammin jerk chicken soup has tasty pieces of chicken with rice and beans. hmmm. for giant hunger! thanks mom! see ya! whoaa...oops! mom? i'm ok. grandma? hi sweetie! she operates the head. [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right.
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it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, would you be mine. please won't be you my neighbor. look. it's the trolley. it's on the way to the neighborhood of make believe. that's where me and paul ryan get most of our facts from. >> you really do have to see the whole thing. it's hilarious. tonight jimmy welcomes tina fey, that's late night with jimmy fallon week nights at 12:35 on your local nbc station. in entertainment news, tmz reports radio host bubba the love sponge was behind the leaking of a six-year-old sex tape involving his ex-wife and
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his best friend, wrestling legend hulk hogan. earlier in the day hogan told "today's" kathie lee and hoda that the encounter happened after his marriage had imploded. he also told howard stern that his best friend bubba had encouraged the tryst with then wife heather klum and that he's denied any knowledge of the tape. well, tmz, however, reveals at the end of the tape hulk's best friend is bragging that the footage was a gold mine. the wrestler tells tmz he plans to explore legal options. >> i dare you on top that disturbing story. >> i'll try. a little less disturbing, but -- kardashian and kanye west. reports say they have been shopping around for a miami mansion in the 7 to $10 million range. finally, wikileaks busts julian assange who has been hold up in equador's london embassy to avoid extradition has had an unlikely visitor. that's right. on tuesday lady gaga was in the neighborhood promoting her perfume. why not, she stopped in. the two reportedly had a dinner
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during a five-hour visit. five hours. >> i'm not going to get sucked into the kardashian wedding like i it last time. >> you'll openly admit it. thank you, bill. stay tuned, way too early with willie geist starts right now. one day now ahead of the vice presidential debate in kentucky, and we have some new state by state poll numbers that show more of the presidential debate effect. even as bill clinton hits the stump in vegas on cut into the perception that romney beat up on the president in denver. the question is, will the obama campaign spend another day today talking about big bird? meanwhile a new state department account of what exactly happened outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi the night four americans were killed shows there was no protest outside the gates. the question is, how do we square this with the administration's initial story that the did deadly riots were a reon
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